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The Importance of Partnerships for Disaster Relief

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In 2017, Hurricane Maria created unparalleled devastation on the island of Puerto Rico. To address the urgent recovery needs, The UPS Foundation, UNICEF, and the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo came together to gather and deliver food, water, and other supplies where they were needed most.

Below, we share from two leaders who worked together to bring aid to Puerto Rico:

Caryl M. Stern
President & CEO UNICEF USA

The Road to Safety

As the world’s population grows and cities swell, traffic can become deadly. How can we make the world’s roads safer?
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Eduardo Martinez | The UPS Foundation

Gridlock. Congestion. The cacophony of honking horns. As many city dwellers know, the benefits of living in a metropolis come with the stress of heavy traffic. But it’s more than just a daily grind.

As migration from rural areas increases, crowded cities, especially low-income areas, face higher rates of road traffic injury and death. The statistics are staggering.

Building Resilience & Preparedness Worldwide

When disasters strike, communities need all hands on deck to respond.
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When disasters strike, communities need all hands on deck to respond. Private-sector companies can provide important resources, including warehouses, fuel, and other assets. But without a way for businesses to communicate what they can offer and emergency responders to share what they need, valuable resources may go underutilized.

The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Its Disaster Relief Network by Land, Sea and Air to Support Cyclone and Flooding Relief Efforts

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·         The UPS Foundation is coordinating with United Nations partners to speed food and supplies to impacted communities in Mozambique and Malawi

·         Efforts continue in collaboration with relief organizations to provide safe shelter, food and relief supplies to victims of the recent tornados and floods in the U.S. Midwest

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·         The UPS Foundation is coordinating with United Nations partners to speed food and supplies to impacted communities in Mozambique and Malawi

·         Efforts continue in collaboration with relief organizations to provide safe shelter, food and relief supplies to victims of the recent tornados and floods in the U.S. Midwest

The UPS Approach to Giving After Disasters

Strategic philanthropy helps a company’s reputation and brand, but if you really want to mobilize an organization, you need to go further.
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Eduardo Martinez | The UPS Foundation

One of the biggest needs after a disaster is logistics – getting food, water, medicine and other supplies to the affected region.

UPS has leveraged its expertise to become a leader in the field, routinely winning awards for its contributions around the world.

UPS Employee Volunteers Give Back in Big Ways

UPS is thankful for the outpouring of support our employees give to our communities
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As with our business, the scope and scale of volunteer efforts at UPS have the potential to make a significant impact. We never lose sight, however, that our collective impact is the result of individual commitment. Those commitments are on full display each October during our annual Global Volunteer Month.

Five Years of Building a More Resilient Private Sector in Turkey

Preparing for when – not if – the next disaster strikes.
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Eduardo Martinez | The UPS Foundation
Marc DeCourcey | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
 

On Oct. 23, 2011, the Van earthquakes rocked eastern Turkey, leaving more than 11,000 buildings with sustained damages and at least 60,000 residents homeless.

The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 19 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide

Keep America Beautiful and UPS work to strengthen America’s natural infrastructure, planting more than 11,200 trees together since 2011
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STAMFORD, Conn., October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the distribution of 19 grants totaling $100,000 from The UPS Foundation for the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants program. The grant recipients’ projects will result in more than 1,200 trees being planted in support of local tree-planting initiatives.

UPS Employees Advance 2020 Goal to Contribute 20 Million Volunteer Hours of Service in Communities Around the World

Volunteers To Focus On Moving UN Sustainable Goals Forward And Helping Communities Hit By Recent Disasters During UPS Global Volunteer Month
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ATLANTA, October 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that the company will deploy nearly 40 percent more employees on five continents to contribute to 450 community service projects, in the company’s 16th annual Global Volunteer Month. In 2014, CEO David Abney pledged UPS’s employees would contribute 20 million volunteer hours by the end of 2020, and the company is on pace to reach this goal.
 

UPS Assembles 500 Hygiene Kits for Atlanta Homeless Teens Heading Back to School

UPS and The UPS Foundation continue support of local community
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ATLANTA, August 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Next week students enrolled in Fulton County Schools (FCS) will begin the new school year. Unfortunately for homeless Atlanta teens trying to head back to school, purchasing even the most basic items can pose a challenge. Today, to help with this need, Kevin Warren, UPS’s new chief marketing officer and members of UPS’s African American Business Resource Group (AABRG), in partnership with the Ed Isakson YMCA, led an effort to create 500 hygiene kits packed with bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, lotions and combs.

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